Design-Build Remodel Done With Sustainability and Integrity
Construction (and re-construction) is about more than building beautiful, sustainable homes. It’s about building connections with the people whose dreams bring those homes to life. At Sierra James, our turn-key design-build remodel services are personalized to your goals, budget, and building scope.
What Does “Design-Build” Mean?
The answer’s right there in the name. From designing to building, we do it all. A design-build construction job consists of designers and builders working together from the onset. With an on-staff architect, we ensure we’re meeting your vision from the very first day.
The result? A finished product that’s more time-efficient, cohesive, and aligned with our client’s goals.
A “home away from home,” these SF-based clients wanted to modernize their winter vacation home in the prestigious community of Broken Top.
Benefits of Remodeling
Often by the time a client has approached us for a remodel, they’ve been planning and budgeting for months, if not years. We know the value triangle of cost, schedule, and quality is important to anyone considering a renovation, whether one room or five. While each project is highly personalized, these are some of the main overall benefits of remodeling:
Increases your property value
Improves safety and comfort
Adds to the longevity of your home
Provides an opportunity to address or prevent issues
Modernizes a room or the entire home
Makes efficient use of space
Matches your lifestyle as it changes
What to Expect
When you choose Sierra James for your remodeling project, our team will work to get every detail right—from conception to budget to construction. We pride ourselves on a fully transparent process that includes budgeting and cost data in real-time and a live schedule, so you always know what is happening and with whom.
When working with us for design-build services, our process is as follows:
1. Initial Phone Call and Visit
After the initial phone call to discuss project scope, we initiate a site visit to meet you and walk through your space. By the end of this visit, we’ll typically give a ballpark estimate on cost and timeline.
2. Design and Costing Agreement
Once this is agreed upon, we’ll enter into a Design and Costing Agreement with deposit.
3. Design Phase
The design phase includes feasibility studies, defining scope, and architectural and interior design.
4. Costing Phase
Once the design is approved, the project enters the costing phase. Our Pre-Construction Manager sends Requests for Proposals, schedules onsite walkthroughs, and assigns allowance amounts. Once compiled, we’ll present the final budget.
5. Permitting and Project Schedule
Upon budget approval, we’ll submit drawings to the planning department for permit (if applicable) and draft the project schedule.
During the construction phase, your project manager’s priority is an open line of communication. During the entire construction process, clients have access to daily costs and schedules.
7. Final Walkthrough
With the last nail in place, it’s time to enjoy your new space! We do a final walkthrough to ensure everything is exactly as it should be.
Why Choose SJC for Design-Build Services
Our multi-talented team has decades of experience in their respective specialties. When entrusting us with your design-build remodel project, we combine our expertise with your goals to create something beautiful, functional, and durable.